Cyclist praises people of Hatfield following his road accident

Debbie Hingley and Tony Fraser

Debbie Hingley and Tony Fraser

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A frequent Hatfield visitor who was in collision with a car while cycling “nearly teared up” due to the kindness of Hatfield townsfolk.

Tony Fraser, 50, was visiting his dad in Hatfield when he was involved in a collision with a car in French Horn Lane.

He was taken to Lister Hospital with a dislocated shoulder and in the meantime someone stole the wheels from his bike.

The long-term cyclist said: “I felt like the unluckiest man in Hatfield that day.”

But Tony’s mood was lifted after he logged onto Facebook to discover residents had been discussing the accident on a community page.

The feed was flooded with concerned comments wishing him well and, after he informed people his wheels had been stolen, they offered to buy him a new bike.

Tony commented on the feed: “Stop it, you’ll have me in tears all of you. Quite unnecessary but thank you so much.”

Tony also praised Good Samaritans who helped him at the scene of the accident, including Serco worker Debbie Hingley.

See the Welwyn Hatfield Times for the full report.


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